Bachelorette parties in your 20s are filled with matching t-shirts, extravagant weekend getaways, awkward strip club encounters, alcohol, drama, more alcohol, and even more drama.
When you're in your 30s? Ain't nobody got time for that!
Your married friends (maybe) have kids, and weekends are filled with cleaning, working out, and other adult responsibilities. Most have more financial obligations than they did in their 20s, and it gets harder to justify spending a couple hundred dollars on one night of YOLO-ing.
What do you do instead? Something like what happened at my friend Dayna's bachelorette a few weeks ago.
The bachelorette organizer happened to be a homeowner, and threw a bbq to kickoff the night's festivities. Low key, delicious, healthy, and wallet friendly. Plus, party goers were able to go back for seconds. You know where you can't go back for seconds? At an overpriced restaurant!
Shots? Sure, maybe later in the night. But when you're in your 30s, you need to PACE yourself. Playing a game that involves booze? A sip of wine instead of an ounce of vodka does the trick. Speaking of games...
The games did get little raunchy towards the end of the pre-drink, so I'll stick to the beginning of the night. Another one of the party organizer's had us all recount our first meetings with Dayna. It was a fun trip down memory lane, and also served as a great icebreaker.
This is where we splurged. Instead of Uber-ing, the party organizers ordered us a limo. It was a fun way to head downtown.
We went out dancing to a few different places. No pressure to drink, just to boogie. I had to leave early as I had to move a bunch of stuff in the morning, but from what I heard the night was a success! How do I know? They ended up grabbing late night pizza. Nothing like cheese and carbs to cap off an amazing night.